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narcissistic personality disorder AKA weasel ly- ism

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Gerwyn, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Gerwyn

    Gerwyn Guest

    Does the following remind you of anyone ? these are the symptoms Narcisistic personality disorder

    pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

    1. has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
    2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
    3. believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
    4. requires excessive admiration
    5. has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
    6. is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
    7. lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
    8. is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
    9. shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

    The other major symptom is extreme anxiety at the prospect of being wrong to the point of denial of the possibility! There are points in relational history which cause/contribute to cause this maladaptation and the desperate desire for perfection in people places and things not least in self
  2. Koan

    Koan Be the change.

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    Gerwyn, Do you think we should consider a dual diagnosis? I think the above smacks of Persecution Complex. I know that's an old fashioned diagnosis, out of favour these days, but it seems so apt.
  3. Gerwyn

    Gerwyn Guest

    or perhaps a multiple diagnosis to go with MPD!!!
  4. Koan

    Koan Be the change.

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    talk about apt!
  5. CJB

    CJB Senior Member

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    You both obviously have well-honed diagnostic skills. My question is where does intellectual and professional sloth fit in? I'm sorry, but I find this guy LAZY. And not easily embarrassed by the facts.

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